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PBS
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. the u.s. financial markets were closed to mark independence day. so tonight we'll take a break from our usual reporting to take a look at the state of the economy and the markets at the year's half-way point. >> tom: susie, it's often said that the financial markets hate uncertainty and over the past six months, there was plenty of uncertainty about where the economy was headed. there was even some talk about the possibility of a double-dip recession. >> susie: and as midwest bureau chief diane eastabrook reports, the lack of clear economic signals made it hard for many businesses to plan ahead: >> reporter: kidsnips gives a lot of haircuts. it's a business that operates nine hair styling salons in the chicago area, catering mostly to children. but last year, kidsnips took a haircut itself-- a financial one that is. when the u.s. economy blew up, kidnsips' business did, too. owners kim stolz and jill gordon say cash-strapped customers got fewer haircuts. they bought even fewer of the toys and
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2010 9:30pm EDT
bronx new york, was a trial lawyer at the u.s. justice department from 2000-2006. currently senior director for mississippi river and east coast center for rivers and deltas, part of the environmental defense fund, senior direct there are. and as we look at restoration, mr. harrison, what's the prescription from your area? if you don't quite know how bad it is yet, how are you going to get your head around how to restore things? what's your process going to be? guest: well, one of the things that people need to remember about the louisiana wetlands in particular and the gulf of mexico is that these are places where environmental damage has been happening for the past 80, 100 years. you can take the louisiana wetlands, for example, because we made some decisions on how we manage the mississippi river, the wetlands are actually the delta of the mississippi river. this is where the river comes down, it's draining 41% of the united states, it's eroding all that land and sediment. and it buills this land mass, where new orleans sits. it's where the fishing communities are. and it's an o
FOX
Jul 5, 2010 4:30am EDT
were forced to." koehler agrees bailout money sparked u.s. automakers to improve quality. ford did not take the money and successfully ranked number 5 in overall quality. behind porsche, acura, mercedes-benz and lexus. industry experts credit ford ceo alan mulally with cost cutting, restructuring the company and winning over customers. "we have operations all around the world. our fundamental plan is to grow the businesses in every country that we operate and then use our global assets to get the value of our size, where we operate locally, but we use all of our knowledge worldwide." koehler points to other reasons why u.s. carmakers are on the road to recovery. "they have streamlined production. quality has improved. they have adapted with styles that are out there.the size and make is more indicative of what people want. and, it so happened that toyota had a terrible year." toyota and its dented image fell to 21st place in the 2010 jd power ranking from 6th in 2009 as american cars motored forward. "it's a great shift. it will increase demand, but these rankings translate into sa
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the long haul? or do they assume that the u.s. is going to pull out? >> i believe many in the taliban leave that the u.s. will pull out. that is what they tell the afghan villagers. they often comment that the americans have their watches, but we have the time. that means, they do not have a time line. that is their home. they have nowhere else to go. immediately after 9/11 in afghanistan working with our afghan allies, i was often asked, are you going to stick with us this time? referring to our promises made during the soviet occupation when we told the afghans that after we win this together we will be here with you. we will be your to help you redevelop your country. the afghans remember that and they're wondering if we're going to stick with them. and not just the u.s., but the global community of nations. are we with the afghans in developing this pro-democracy? and i do not have the answer. at the time i told them, yes, we are with you. today, based on the political atmosphere, i do not know the answer. >> have we gained any credibility on that score? >> notte when the presiden
FOX News
Jul 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
kandahar is behind schedule. experts say the u.s. and nato forces don't get the key intelligence they need to target the taliban fighters. 102 coalition forces died in june. even with better intelligence in kandahar, those numbers are sure to increase. >> in the short term, casualties will go up. i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in kandahar is the key area. if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: south carolina republican lindsey graham put petraeus' burden more succinctly. >> this is our last best to win. >> reporter: they might need new rules of engagement, but experts say don't give troops enough flexibility amongst enemies hiding amongst civilians. >> change how quickly people make decisions in allowing a soldier to engage a target or the soldier to be supported with heavier cap ber weaponry -- caliber weaponry such as 50 caliber indirect fire artillery or aviation-related assets to help him win the fight. >> reporter: petraeus told lawmakers who travel to afghanistan the rules classified for security reasons are under review. >
FOX News
Jul 5, 2010 1:00pm EDT
whole interview for you. first eric shawn and brand-new reporting. the u.s. commission of civil rights is demanding answers into why the decision was made to drop a high profile voter intimidation case against members of the new black panthers after it had already won. tomorrow the commission will hear from j. christian adams, that man right there, a doj attorney who quit his job and turned whistle belower -- whistle-blower over the handling of this case. he told us last week that soupb is lying about the reasons why charges were not pursued under the leadership of attorney general eric holder. it started after this video cause shot outside a philadelphia polling station on election day in 2008. new black panthers party members, one with a night stick glaring at voters. in one case allegedly tried to keep people out of the following place. eric shawn is live in our new york newsroom with the new details. >> reporter: he was a justice department lawyer in the voting rights division, that is the unit that is supposed to protect the rights of voters across the country. when the new
CNN
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. happening now, president obama tries to push the reset button on u.s. relations with israel. will this go around with prime minister benjamin netanyahu be any different? this hour the talks, the tension, and the struggle for middle east peace. >>> also, the psychological toll of the gulf oil spill. a new move to make sure that bp helped victims of mental stress. >>> and the british royals may be watching their pennies but that's not stopping the queen from making a whirlwind trip to new york. wolf blitzers off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> new move today by israel setting the stage for tomorrow's high stakes talks between benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister, and president obama. now, israel is announcing a change in its controversial blockade policy to allow more goods into gaza but at the same time israel is refusing to apologize to turkey for an israeli raid on an aid ship to gaza that killed nine turkish citizens. i want to bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, it almost seems like groundhog's day. there have been so many visi
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 4:30am EDT
afghanistan this morning, u.s. forces are fighting under a new commander. general david petraeus said on the fourth of july that the u.s. and its allies are, quote, engaged in a contest of wills and he intends to win it. joel brown has more. >> reporter: the 130,000 troops in afghanistan have a new leader. >> we are in this to win. that is our clear objective. >> reporter: general david petraeus, form soon to command forces in kabul, taking oef from general stanley mcchrystal, fired last week after the general and his aides were quoted mocking the obama administration. >> we have arrived at a critical moment. >> reporter: petraeus says despite the change in command, the mission in afghanistan remains the same. >> we must help afghan leaders develop their security forces and governing capacity so they can over time take on the tasks of securing their country and see to the needs of their people. >> reporter: petraeus takes over as u.s. casualties are on the rise and support for the nine-year-old war shrinks back home. the general who led the surge in iraq will try to accomplish the same in af
WETA
Jul 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and international norms. >> the u.s. wants these vital allies in the region to patch up their differences. american pressure is certainly being felt, but for turkey is hard line stance and it is winning fans and the middle east. >> israel definitely violated international law and violated the lives of those peaceful protestors who showed solidarity with the people of gaza. to break the siege that is called declared to be illegal -- >> turkey has a lot to lose from a complete break with israel. its armed forces would have to find new sources for much of the sophisticated equipment it uses against kurdish militants. but a biggest -- the biggest cost is playing the role of the regional power. a role that depends on it being able to talk to everyone. >> israel today has set out new rules governing the gaza blockade. the prime minister is about to start a visit to washington and president obama has long been urging israel to lift the blockade entirely. israel is not doing that, but its new list will specify the items not allowed in. restrictions have been lifted on food and consume
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 5:30am EDT
u.s. citizens in a naturalization ceremony in annapolis yesterday. america's newest citizens received thunderous applause after taking the oath at the william paca house, and joy filled the historic site. >> feeling great. i'm excited. i'm elated. i'm just so happy. >> nearly 4,000 people became new citizens across the country, letting out their american dream under the theme a spirit of i happened pence. >> city police are trying to figure out what led to two deadly overnight shootings within blocks of each other in east baltimore. investigators say 30-year-old jason rogers was found in the 1000 block of north patterson park avenue shortly after 1:00 sunday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. he was rushed to johns hopkins, where he was pronounced dead. and just a few hours earlier, police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of north fourth street. detectives say the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head. he was also taken to johns hopkins, where he died. no word on a suspect or possible motive in either case, but police are trying to determine if the sh
CNN
Jul 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
until i have confidence that u.s. taxpayer money is not being used to line the pockets of corrupt afghan government officials and drug lords and terrorists. i mean, can you respond, first of all, to the allegation that people with political connections are getting off? >> that's not true. we prosecuted a number of high ranking officials in the afghan government. that process will continue. every official is now required to declare their assets. there is a lot of misinformation. the report that came out was related to the flow of cash out of kabul airport. the fact is that out of the $19.6 million that the united states is giving to afghanistan, over the past three years, only $1 billion, which is 5% of the u.s. money, is being given to the afghan government. yes, there is waste and corruption, but a lot of it has nothing to do with the afghan government. it is the contracting system. >> what is worrisome to congress, to americans, is that it's not, oh, there's corruption in the government because governments do have their corruption parts. it's that the president is corrupt. that he, you
FOX News
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
fuel to the u.s. military. for more up to the minute coverage of the disaster in the gulf, head to fox news to the come. we have every angle covered on the spill. efforts to contain and it details on how you can help. that's at foxnews.com. fresh fall-out today for the rnc chairman michael steele after his controversial comments about afghanistan. and some members of his own party are questioning whether he can even keep his job. all because of a tape that surfaced showing steele's comments at a connecticut fundraiser last week. somebody asked him about how president obama is handling the war in afghanistan. listen to how he replied. >> this was a war of obama's chzing. this is not something that the united states had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. well, if he's such a student of history, has he not understood that you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in afghanistan? all right? because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history, has failed. >> jon: did you hear what he said at the beginning there that afghanistan was a war of
ABC
Jul 5, 2010 4:30am EDT
days away as the eastern u.s. bakes in the summer sun. >>> good morning, we're glad you're with us on this monday. after 2 1/2 months and no end in sight, the price tag for the worst environmental disaster in history keeps growing for bp. >> company has now said it has spent $3 billion trying to plug the hole, paying claims to reimbursing the government. and this morning, more of the gulf is closed to fishing. >> 81,000 square miles now off-limits as bad weather keeps many of the oil skimmers in port. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: as the oil gushes, bp is hemorrhaging cash. $1 billion a month on the cleanup alone. abc news learned that the embattled company has demand its 22 minority partners in this botched well pitch in and pay $400 million for the month of may alone. june hasn't been tallied. and having lost half of its stock value since the spill, the company is scanning reportedly for investors all of that as this well shoots 1 million gallons of oil into the gulf today a day. and to clean it up, the world's largest skimmer continues to proul the gulf for oil. bp and the coas
PBS
Jul 5, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. most of the people here report little changed. >> the u.s. vice-president has urged iraqi politicians to form a coalition to end the deadlock that has left the country without the government. it has been four months since iraq's inconclusive elections. iran has accused some gulf states of refusing to provide fuel for their airliners. a senior aviation official says that the action has greatly increased the cost of such flights. german officials deny any such fuel ban. a strike over fuel price increases has disrupted normal life across much of the country in india. many schools and businesses were closed. a court in beijing has sentenced an american geologist born in china to eight years in prison. convicted of stealing state secrets, detained in 2007 after negotiating the sale of a publicly available oil industry data base for his employer's. >> for 2.5 years this chinese american geologist has languished in captivity. saying he has been tortured, burned, it on the head by interrogators. monday his lawyers and sister arrived to hear the long-delayed verdict. because of chi
FOX News
Jul 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
things around there and how will that impact the timetable for u.s. troop withdrawal? jon: bottom box, live in new york, just one of the cities where the heat is on big time, the northeast looking at triple digit temps. how long will this heat wave last and how long can you stay safe and cool during this summer sizler? >>> a new leader taking charge of the war in afghanistan. general david petraeus, formally assuming command, telling the 130,000 international troops you said his command, we are in this to win. petraeus, quickly stepping in to replace general stanley mcchrystal who resigned after those controversial remarks he made to rolling stone magazine. petraeus is in charge of turning around an increasingly deadly war at a critical time. he was just months -- he has just months, i should say, to convince both the afghan people and neighboring nations that the u.s. is committed to keeping al-qaeda out of that country. major garrett is live from the white house for us now. we all know june was the deadliest month of the afghan war, major, one of the issues facing u.s. forces, those
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
alert as loud speakers sounded at the u.s. embassy in baghdad after what was described a small explosion in the heavily fortified green zone. the vice president called on lawmakers to form a government which includes all the main political blocks. >>> five after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a look at world markets. we're on holiday in the states. want the rest of the world? a mixed picture overnight. and we have a day off today. traders are of course taking a day off in honor of the 4th of july holiday and probably a good thing investors are getting time off, as well. given the performance the u.s. market has put in lately. the dow fell for the seventh session in a row on friday. for the week the key averages fell between 5 to 6%. >>> a consumer alert this morning involving buy son meat. rocky mountain natural meats issued a recall for 66,000- pounds of the meat. it is linked to e. coli illness and six people in colorado and new york. it was sold between may 21st and may 27th. >>> don't be surprised if you start to see fiat dealer
ABC
Jul 5, 2010 3:35am EDT
barbecue, concert, and to view fireworks from the south lawn. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and what would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist ava dinges has the latest from accuweather. good morning, eva. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a s
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
birthday. nearly 4,000 candidates became u.s. sit zens at ceremonies across the country this fourth of july, including one in annapolis. deborah wiener has more. >> they came from different countries, from sierra leone to south korea. 40 of america's newest citizens emerged in a historical location at the william paca house, one of the signers of the declaration of independence. >> the purpose of a nation -- >> the purpose of a nation -- >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> naturalized on the nation's 234th birthday, wearing smiles that say so much. >> it's great. i'm excited. i'm elated. i'm just so happy. >> now they can take root in the country and vote for its leaders. >> i also encourage them to contribute and vote and to make this country theirs, because it is, just like every citizen,. it's their country and they need to make it work for them. >> it's like a dream come true, and it's too long. the day gives great moments to pledging allegiance to the flag, great meaning for relatives to enjoy. >> i came to this country in 1977 and became a citizen in 1
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
vice president and mrs. biden. the pair visited a military dining hall and as u.s. forces prepare for withdrawal, mr. biden met with top iraqi officials. >> i really absolutely believe they're going to get a government and it's going to be a sustainable government. >> reporter: the bidens were also on hand when a group of foreign born u.s. troops were sworn in as american citizens. >> i hereby declare -- >> right now i'm a u.s. citizen, and i'm happy to be a u.s. citizen. >> reporter: but near the end of the visit, a scare. >> duck and cover. >> reporter: explosions were heard from somewhere nearby the u.s. embassy. nbc's andrea mitchell was there. >> reporter: iraqi police say five mortar rounds were fired near or at the embassy compound. but the vice president, officials say, was safe and no one was injured. >> reporter: and in afghanistan, a change in command. general david petraeus officially taking charge of allied forces after his predecessor general stanley mcchrystal resigned in the wake of controversy. general petraeus told troops the war is a test of wills with the taliban.
WHUT
Jul 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
oil industry -- to u.s. employers. it was classified as a state -- their allegations it was classified as a state secret only after it was sold. poland seems to have voted in favor of improving relations with the rest of the european union and russia. it was a cliffhanger but moderate conservative komorowski appears to be the next polish president. the vote was triggered by the death in a plane crash of the twin brother of the previous president earlier this year. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in the georgian capital. he will be working to assure the president that he has the american support. at the same time have to be careful not to antagonize russia. the two neighbors brought a -- fought a brief war two years ago. she flew in from armenia where she has been holding talks about efforts to resolve the long- running territorial disputes with neighboring azerbaijan. a 12-hour strike against rising fuel prices is paralyzing business and other services in parts of india. walkout have been organized by an alliance of right and left- wing opposition parties to prote
ABC
Jul 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
. he said the war in afghanistan is unwinnable and not something the u.s. wanted to be engaged in. his comments were captured on you tube. >> this made angry, upset. >> those statements are wildly inaccurate. >> unacceptable comment. >> lindsay graham and john mccain said it's up to steal to de s decide if he's capable of leading party. >> general petraeus has months to show progress. president barack obama wants to withdrawal forces beginning next july. joe biden is urging rival iraqui politicians to select new leaders for wobbly democracy. he spoke to them during a surprise visit to the baghdad. they're still negotiated for will lead the government. meanwhile, attacks yesterday in two cities left four people dead. on day 77 in the oil disaster in the gulf. clean up the spill again. choppy seas have left boats in port. rough seas have not stopped the wail. the largest skim er to come breath another day of trials and oil is expected to now to enter a crept. the gulfstream could carry it toward pristine beaches up the east coast as well. still ahead on good morning washing top how
FOX
Jul 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
july fourth holiday with u.s. troops in iraq. the two presided over a ceremony for new citizens in baghdad this morning. more than 200 u.s. service mens were sworn in as american citizens. there was an attack at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. there were no injuries or damage reported from the shelling. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan have a new top commander. general david petreaus has taken command in the wake of general stanley mcchrystal's unexpected departure. connor powell has the det >> reporter: general petreaus russ assumes the top spot in afghanistan. nato and afghan officials must work together to defeat a stiffen my. >> we must demonstrate to the people and to the taliban that afghan and isap forces are here to safeguard the afghan people and that we are in this to win. that is our clear objective. >> reporter: petreaus will not make major strategy changes. his predecessor general mccriticism was fired after making unflattering comments in a rolling stone magazine. >> no one did more in helping get the inputs right than general mcchrystal. >> reporter: gop leaders debate th
WETA
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
other news of the day, here's hari sreenivasan in our news room. >> 3 u.s. troops and a british soldier were killed by roadside booms in afghanistan today t that made a dozen international troops to die in the first five days of july. meanwhile, leading u.s. senators warned americans just expect more such days. republican john mccain spoke in kabul. >> there are obviously obstacles that lie ahead. there will be more difficulty times in the short-term. casualties will go up. but i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in khandahar is obviously the key area and if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: khandahar is a taliban stronghold. the planned offensive to seize the city has been delayed. the democratic republic of congo began two days of mourning today for at least 242 people killed in a tanker truck explosion on friday. more than 200 others were hurt. the truck tipped over near a site where people had gathered to watch the world cup soccer matches. dozens ran toward the truck and began scooping up fuel before the explosion. some 6
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2010 9:00am EDT
to form a government. you know, the context of this, lynn, of course, is that u.s. forces are drawing down and that they continue on schedule. there will be no combat forces left there by the end of the next month. it's a little ironic that vice president biden was there promoting this unity government. it was senator biden before the 2008 election who first put forward the idea of partial or sort of quasi partition of iraq among the kurds, shiites and sunnis and now the fourth visit as vice president to iraq trying to encourage these leaders, prime minister, others, president to get it to get it together and form the government. when he was there, of course, he met with u.s. troops at a mess hall there. a dining hall. he was there, also, to attend a naturalization ceremony. there you see it there with general odierno. they wear the uniform and now -- shaking hands at that moment becoming u.s. citizens on the fourth of july. there was that scare. we should mention, lynn, when there were explosions. some sort of projectile hitting the ground within the green zone. the very big green zo
ABC
Jul 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
and to view fireworks from the south lawn. >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq this was a special fourth of july. >> the constitution. >> reporter: a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one, in historic philadelphia. a drum corps at the national archives. what would july 4th be without baseball? the annual hot dog eating contest in coney island, the winner, joey chestnut. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend, beach crowds be a -- absent, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history spoiled the party. but for most of the country the holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> 6:19. coming up, you know it's going to be hot today for the kids but you'll still want to play outside. we have five tips to keep them safe while they are out there enjoying the sun on this july 5th. a great way to keep the weather forecast interesting. >>> first,let get the business news from new york. >> good morning. we begin your "moneyscope report" with bp seeki
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 4:00am EDT
fourth of july with a surprise trip on to iraq and there he met with u.s. troops and also took the opportunity to push iraqi leaders to end an election inpass. but in the show of the kind of instability still raging in that country, bombings stole some of the focus. for more on that, we want to say good morning to tracie potts. she's in washington. >> reporter: we actually saw two mortar rounds hit inside the green zone while he was there. no major damage or no one hurt we're told. as a result of that. but as you mentioned, vice president biden was there for a couple of reasons. he ralliey rallied the troops ao met with iraqi leaders trying to break the political stalement that's been going on since their elections on march 7th hoping that they will -- encouraging them to form a coalition government. he said that the u.s. will support democracy, but that our nation nor should any other nation interfere with the process. >> now there's a new parliament has been seated and when the new government is formed, it will mark something absolutely extraordinary. a peaceful transition of pow
FOX News
Jul 5, 2010 2:00am EDT
is "fox news sunday." the general who turned around iraq takes command in afghanistan. will u.s. and nato forces change their war-fighting strategy? we'll have a report from the scene and talk to senator joe lieberman from afghanistan. also if not for the oil spill, this would be a money-making weekend all along the gulf coast, but, of course, it's not. we'll have an update on the spill and ask kenneth feinberg, the man in charge of the $20 billion b.p. compensation fund who will be paid, how much and when. plus, president obama slams republicans for blocking unemployment compensation, immigration and wall street reform. what is the g.o.p. response? we find out from south carolina senator jim demint. we'll ask the sunday group if a double-dip recession is in the future, what it could mean for the mid-term election and the president's agenda. all right now on the 4th of july edition of "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. as we celebrate our independence today, we are following two stories, the huge oil spill in the gulf, which is having a terrible impact on
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
only china's economics but how it plays into the u.s. and then we're going to conclude our series, we've been looking at what we call states in the red, talking about various states and their economic condition. today, focusing on new hampshire. through a series of measures, has balanced its budget and we're going to take a look at that economy and what they did to do it. tom lay hi will be our guest for that discussion. that's a rundown on what we are going to do on the program today. for the remainder of our time we're going to talk about the 2010 election. clearwater, florida, laura on our republican line. caller: hi. thank you for your time. i just wanted to remind everybody that the democrats have controlled the senate and the house the last two years that bush was in the white house, and when obama took over everybody blaming the republicans. it's all their fault. they need to get back to the constitution. obama has quadrupled our deficit and he is trying to take over everything with national government. host: cleveland is next. texas, i should say. charlie go ahead. caller:
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
master for the ten alleged russian agents arrested last week in the u.s. cyprus police said today they have metsos' laptop computer and some u.s.b. plug-in memory stick which is u.s. authorities have requested. meantime, an american geologist convicted of spying on china was sentenced to eight years in prison there today. chinese authorities say he was stealing state secrets when he gathered information about china's oil and gas wells. u.s. officials have called for his immediate release. still ahead on the "cbs evening news," the statue of liberty gave him goose bumps. an immigrant's love letter to america. and up next, the ripple effect. how the disaster in the gulf is hurting a secretary in los angeles. jirjs meet the recommended daily intake dults don't for all vitamins and minerals through diet alone. that's why there's... it helps provide key nutrients your body could be missing. one serving of boost contains twenty-six essential vitamins and minerals plus 10 grams of protein. these nutrients help promote bone health and muscle mass to help keep your body moving. achieve a b
CNN
Jul 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
counted in the labor force. you know, for the u.s. economy as a whole, that fear is really growing that recovery is fizzling out and that's why we're seeing the markets tumble as much as they are. >> alison, what happens if stocks actually do fall into a bear market territory? >> well, what analysts think is it could trigger another wave of selling. it's also bringing up more talk of double dip recessions but on that question, you know, economists are split. some traders say yes we're in for it. other economists say this is just an extended period of very slow growth. ah, but earnings could give the markets a boost. second quarter earnings season, that kicks off next week. if companies can show they've got profit growth that could give the markets a boost. many traders are telling me that the markets are over sold, that we are ripe for a rally. we'll see if that comes to pass. >> all right. alison, good to see you. see you next hour. >> sure. >>> the nation's unemployment rate actually fell last month even though the economy lost jobs for the first time this year. the jobless rate dippe
CNN
Jul 5, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, according to one estimate, lost in the u.s. in productivity. but compare that with, for example, the united kingdom. look at that. you can still see that the u.s. dramatically lags in the world cup economics of lost productivity. and i want to also look at world cup fever and what it means in terms of lost productivity elsewhere in the world. 60% requesting days off. a quarter of the people around the world who work, taking some time off work. 17% either coming in early or leaving early. and 3% of them bold enough to just call out sick. so they can go and watch their favorite teams. >> i've seen people watching -- >> 99 million, quite a surprise. >> i've seen people watching at airports, in costco in front of the tvs. but soccer is one game you can watch and get work done at the same time, because as a passive observer, nothing is happening. so how are they rating this? are they rating this by how many people just don't show up for work during the matches? >> that's funny. what i thought was funny was the nielsen number they were watching, how many people had watched at least six min
NBC
Jul 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
birthday. today nearly 4000 candidates became u.s. citizens in ceremonies across the country. including one in annapolis. >> they came from two dozen countries. from cameroon to canada, guatemalans that south korea. 40 of america's newest citizens at a historical location. >> congratulations. [applause] >> naturalized on the 244th birthday of america, wearing smiles that said so much. >> i am elated and so happy. >> now they can take root in the country. >> i encourage them to vote, contribute, and make this country there's. just like every citizen. >> it was like a dream come true. it is good to finally be a citizen after so long. >> one nation, under god. >> the day gives great meaning for relatives to enjoy. >> i came to this country in 1977. like my sister, i have become a citizen. >> they joined 3800 new citizens across the country. under the theme of a spirit of independence, living out their american dream this fourth of july. >> today president obama invited an american military family to the white house. >> on this day that is uniquely american, we are reminded that our declara
PBS
Jul 5, 2010 12:30pm EDT
month. overall the u.s. lost 125,000 jobs in june as temporary government census workers departed. the unemployment rate declined to 9.5% in june from 9.7% the previous month. but the number of people outside the labor force who are neither working nor look for work rose to 800,000. unemployment claims also rose by 13,000 to 472,000. earlier today president obama spoke about the challenges ahead. >> all told by economy has created nearly 600,000 private sector jobs this year. it is a stark turn around from the first six months of last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs in the height of the recession. make no mistake, we are headed in the right direction but as i was reminded on a troip racine, wisconsin, earlier this week, we're not headed there fast enough for a lot of americans. we're not headed there fast enough for me either. we continue to fight headwinds of global markets. we still have a great deal of work to do to repair the economy and get the american people back to work. >> rose: joining me now is paul krugman, a nobel prize winning economist and as you know a columnist for
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2010 8:00am EDT
the way, just converted and it actually came into u.s. waters about a week ago last friday and couldn't have been used earlier. it's just manufactured and brought into the gulf. >> one of the things that the guy in charge of this company says is that it can produce 15 million gallons of oily water a day. seems like a tremendous amount. do you think it can really hit that number? >> well, i'd be very surprised if it hits that number. that's the theoretical capacity. that assumes calm water and thick oil all the time. but even if you're getting 10%, that's a big step in the right direction and it can work 24 hours a day on scene, all the time. doesn't have to worry about the heavy weather. may not allow it to collect oil as effectively as calm weather but the ship doesn't have to come in and if properly managed, can be skimming 24 hours a day. i have hopes to help an awful lot in getting oil off the surface offshore before the oil comes on shore and causes more damage. >> professor, since we heard a little barking there at the beginning, man's best friend, obviously, what kind of
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
cars could stall while they are in motion. about 138,000 of them were sold here in the u.s. toyota says it has received about 220 complaints but says there have been no reported accidents. >> police in virginia say a woman was killed in a tragic boat accident when her 7-year-old son was steering. it happened yesterday evening in hampton when the family was headed home after a day out on the water. the little boy asked to steer the boat and accidentally trove it under a dock. the collision reportedly threw his mother into the windshield of the boat and then into the water. she later died at the hospital. no word yet if any charges will be filed against adults in the boat. >>> in news for your health, a study that says tim that was hospital emergency visits associated with underage drinking are 87% higher during the holiday weekend than any other average today in july. that's according to the substance abuse and the mental health services administration. the report estimates that an e.r. sees 502 visits involving underage alcohol useful over the fourth of july weekend, the number of
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 2:00am EDT
europe, which does not seem to be making people feel comfortable, and people are invested in the u.s. for all kinds of reasons about our security and economic and political system, so why do we think we will get that kind of balance and the long run simply because we have a plan? >> that is a very good question, and we discussed that at our meeting a few weeks ago. a number of analysts think the austerity plan greece has agreed to will not work. for many analysts, it is not credible, and that seems to be wired it is not coming fears about three debt -- seems to be why it is not calming fears about greek debt. another issue of our advisers thought was important was the underlying economic nature of the country involve greater -- country involved. our treasury debt is viewed as an asset. when there are problems in the rest of the world, money tends to come here. our treasury rates are already pretty low, and that brings us to something we could easily model. in the discussion i had earlier, i tried to be vaguer, and she talked about the importance of a greater clarity. a very important
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
command of the u.s. and the native troops in the country in a special ceremony yes. he believes that 130,000 international forces. he mans on turning the war the same way they did in iraq. that it is more important now than ever to drive out the militants. >> we must demonstrate it the afghan people that al qaeda and their networks of the extremists will not be allowed to establish the sanctuaries in afghanistan. >>> the white house plans on pulling troops out starting one year from today. and one year from now, that is, some critics believe that will raise doubts about the u.s. commitment in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, vice president joe biden is in baghdad. pushing iraqi leaders to patch up their differences and form a new government. and he be met with iraq's president today. the meeting focused on how to move the country's political process forward. he spent last night talking to other iraqi political leaders. he and his wife join u.s. troops in celebrating the 4th of july. >>> up next, why maryland residence will have a chance to write a new state constitution this fall. >>> and
FOX
Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
the city and across the u.s. >>> viollnce? if baltimore how the police plans to stop it over the weekend turned out. >>> following the perception following the oil spill for bp. >>> good morning you're taking a live look there along sandy state point park, a road that headed home from the beech from3 ú%e fourth of july weekend. so far so good.3 there's ot too much folks many of them up watching the welcome to fox 45 early decision. if you are up early you are probably working like e are. ú%ny pagnotti is here with the details. happy 5th of july to you. >> we are gging to ceeebrate mother nature.3 big cook oot. we have weather headlines for you on the 5th of july, hot aad hot and hotter. it's triple digits code red in effect. take it easy. our normal high should be 85 degrees. we melt that f course, here we go, 77 at the inner harbor, dew poiit is at 50. other state temperatures will be pushing 80 degrees by thh 8:00 houu. no ain. we need the rain, could useeto cool off but get the green. we will top out at 100 by 6:00, 97 degrees, cooling ddwn to 97 of the a hot 1 in baltimore
PBS
Jul 5, 2010 12:00pm EDT
war. initiated by the venezuelan art -- oligarchy and supported by the u.s.. >> i recall that comment from bush. immediately after he gave that speech he came to a studio in new york at the embassy. my crew had him on this program. we interviewed him shortly after that speech. it was a fascinating day to talk to him. >> in the film we have kirschner, his friend. he says that he likes to go chavez as a friend, but he needs to think about a successor. right now the system needs to be made sure it works. >> that does not bother you? that he is setting himself up to be like castro? >> there is always an norris scrooge -- enormous scrutiny on the election. not only do they have an electronic balances, but at the same time they have two groups. far better than florida in 2000. there was a 75% turnout. better than obama. >> whe is putting off referendums. saying that he once had a third term. is hard going down there. i will not say that it is easy, but i will give you an example. he fires people that are his friends because of corruption. sometimes you get a post in the government position
NBC
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
closer to the u.s. coast guard cutter, the converted supertanker "a whale" comes into view. so do streamers of oil. the giant skimmer, ten stories high and three football fields long, has the capacity to take in 500,000 barrels of oily water every ten hours. paul zukunft says it has weaknesses and needs more trial runs. >> the biggest challenge is that the oil is widely distributed in narrow bands. "a whale" 1,100 feet long and maneuverability is a major problem. >> reporter: through the rain you can see the helix producer, the third containment vessel and it's scheduled to come online on ey will capture more than els 53,000 barrels of oil a day. >> right now we are looking at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil a day. if we are able to intervene at the source, it will give us a good indication of what the flow rate really is. >>> a permanent fix is riding on two relief wells. bp may seal it this month, ahead of a previous august estimate. >> you have a seven inch pipe trying to intercept another seven-inch pipe from three miles away. it would be premature to get our expectations up.
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